Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)

  • IASbaba
  • February 23, 2023
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Context: At the 190th Meeting of ESI Corporation, the Ministry for Labour & Employment announced several decisions on strengthening social security for  Shram Jeevis.

About ESIC:

  • It is a state-run organization set up under the Employee State Insurance Act of 1948.
  • It is responsible for overseeing the ESI plan.
  • Ministry: The Ministry of Labour & Employment
  • It provides socio-economic protectionto the worker population and immediate dependent or family covered under the ESI scheme.

About ESI Scheme:

  • The Employees’ State Insurance Scheme (ESI)is an integrated measure of social Insurance embodied in the Employees’ State Insurance Act, of 1948.
  • It applies to factories and other establishments Road Transport, Hotels, Restaurants, Cinemas, Newspaper, Shops, and Educational/Medical Institutions wherein 10 or more persons are employed.
  • The benefits of the ESI system are described below.
  • Physical Disability Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Maternity Benefits
  • Dependent Benefit
  • Unemployment Allowance.
  • Sickness Benefit

About Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana(ABVKY):

  • It is a welfare measure being implemented by the Employee’s State Insurance (ESI) Corporation.
  • It was introduced in
  • This scheme aims to financially aid people who lost their jobs due to changing employment patterns and due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • It offerscash compensation to insured persons when they are rendered unemployed.

Source:  PIB

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) In India, which one of the following compiles information on industrial disputes, closures, retrenchments, and lay-offs in factories employing workers? (2022)

  1. Central Statistics Office
  2. Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade
  3. Labour Bureau
  4. National Technical Manpower Information System

Q.2) With reference to the casual workers employed in India, consider the following statements: (2021)

  1. All casual workers are entitled to employees Provident Fund Coverage
  2. All casual workers are entitled to regular working hours and overtime payment
  3. The government can by notification specify that an establishment or industry shall pay wages only through its bank account.

Which of the above statements is correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1,2 and 3


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